Portable DAISY Player Reads Aloud

Bookshare, online accessible library for individuals with print disabilities, has announced a partnership with Shinano Kenshi Corporation, Ltd., maker of advanced technology hardware and precision electronics.

This partnership will allow Bookshare members to download and read tens of thousands of accessible books and periodicals on the new PLEXTALK™ pocket portable digital DAISY player and recorder. DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) players convert Bookshare’s digital text files to speech so books and newspapers can be read aloud.

The PLEXTALK Pocket PTP1 is a lightweight, pocket-sized, DAISY-compliant music, voice, and book player/recorder. For more information visit http://www.plextalk.com/in/ptp1/spec.html